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The Madhatter

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  1. The Madhatter

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks guys I got back from holidays and took possession of my new hangar bay set from greenstrawberry and the turbo lasers from shapeways whwn i got home. Im mixing the GS PE set with the Falcon set to get a better detailed bay. So far so good. Will post some pics once I've actually done something worth while showing
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    Black Tiger

    that's looking AWESOME Blake! You've done a bang up job on this so far. Really dug the additions to. Looking forward to seeing more
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Hey guys Thought I would show you where I am up to on this before I go on a well deserved holiday for a few weeks. I've only really just started but it's not a race. I probably won't take any more pics now until the bridge is finished Hopefully the cutting board will help some of you convey a sense of scale as well The first set of pics are the walls for the bays underneath which are present on the filming models. I thought that was a cool feature so I did the same, except I opened up another one that wasn't there. All for my own personal tastes Well, that's me done, but if you have any questions or comments or critique, I am always open to it As always, thanks for looking in Si
  4. The Madhatter

    Bandai T-65 X Wing...Rogue One?

    That looks awesome Brett! Looking forward to seeing more photos of the finished build
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks guys Brett, yes, there will be fibre optics,and a lot of it. I have about 30 feet of it ready to go, and no doubt I'll need more! 😁
  6. The Madhatter

    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    thanks very much for the kind posts guys - most appreciated!
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    hi all Work continues with the completion of the roof. I'll have the big X thingy standing up I think. I need to start detailing that part and then add it to the roof. The shield generators have been added since these pictures but I need to fix up a few things before I can show you. That's it for now. Thanks for looking Si
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    Bandai T-65 X Wing...Rogue One?

    I reckon just leave it as is. Or maybe a few technical placards or something?
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    Bandai T-65 X Wing...Rogue One?

    Oh yeah - that X-Wing is rocking!! I love those colours - they really suit the fighter nicely. They look right for it and I don't think any other ship could wear it as nicely. This has been one of my favourite X-Wing builds in a long time because it's not over weathered What colour are you going to paint the canopy? Personally I'd go with darker than the base colour of the body. Maybe the light gray you used on them bottom there? But that's just me and my 2c - I'm just keen to see the end result no matter what you do. Can't be far to go now? Looking forward to seeing more Cheers Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks Els, I do try. Time for an update I've started the bridge and have pretty much finished the face. I may yet go back and add a couple more bits on for good measure. I have most of the holes drilled ready for fibers to go in. I've also made a start on the roof section. It's a little bland for my taste so I've started adding details there to. Again, all made up stuff - no references. It just makes it look more interesting The back end is also now painted and ready to go on. I still have to install the lights but that won't take long. I'll take some lit shots when it's all done Well, that's it for now. I'll update again once I've done something worth showing with the bridge Thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    thanks guys I've been asked a couple of times on another forum if I could take some shots with something recognisable for scale, so I just took a couple of pictures with a Tamiya Glue Bottle in front. It's not a small ship like usual - this one's definitely bigger than the Yunagi!! I can lay 2 of them, 1 over each side of that back end alone. It's as long as the Merkarva MK3 - barrel and all! As you can see, it's got some paint on it and it looks much more tied together now. I think I got the colour right too! Anyways, I've started on the bridge and I shall have pics of that hopefully this weekend I hope the pictures give you a better sense of scale.? Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    thanks guys Well, I've done all the detailing that I'm going to do to the back end. I'll be base painting it all black etc shortly and then onto getting the lighting sorted out. I'm not sure which colours I should go for. Ice blue or white for the main thrusters? Warm white for the smaller ones as well. Next update should be the final pics of the back end Thanks for stopping in and having a look Si
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    Thanks Blake Hope to have another update soon
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    Zvezda Star Destroyer - a new detailing project

    thanks guys 🙂 Update #2 - almost done with the back end So, most of the piping has been added and I am happy with how it's coming along. I am still going to add a few more closer to the central leading edge just to busy that up a little more but it won't be a lot. I drilled out the ends of the engines ready for the lighting to go in. I won't add that until after painting. I won't talk much and let the pictures tell you what I've done Well, that's all I have for now. The next update should hopefully be the finished back end Till next time, thanks for looking Si
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    ModelCollect 1/72 B-2A Stealth

    thanks guys! I'm pretty happy with it. As for no weapons - well the ones that come with it are...shall we say "lacking somewhat" in any kind of detail and realism. I chose to leave them out as they are pretty crap and I don't have any spares in my collection. I'm not worried though. Thanks for posting your opinions guys
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